Darren McDermott | Brunswick Group
Darren McDermott

Darren McDermott

Partner, New York

Darren joined Brunswick in 2012 after 17 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior editor in New York and Asia.

At Brunswick, Darren specializes in financial situations and critical reputation issues including IPOs, M&A, crisis and corporate positioning. He co-leads Brunswick’s U.S. IPO practice and has advised on many of the largest listings in recent years, including Airbnb, DoorDash, Coinbase, Roblox and Universal Music Group.

Darren also counsels clients in a wide range of industries on managing reputational opportunities and challenges, particularly as they relate to engaging with the changing media landscape. Clients have included Nike, Chevron, IBM, Caterpillar, Facebook and Air Products.

At The Wall Street Journal, Darren held a number of roles including deputy managing editor of WSJ.com, Hong Kong bureau chief, deputy healthcare bureau chief and economics and finance reporter. He won an Overseas Press Club award for his contribution to coverage of the Asian financial crisis. Darren is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University’s School of Journalism.